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Residential Support Worker




Children's Home, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£18,069.48 plus £35 per sleep in


39 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

We are seeking a Residential Support Worker to join our children's home in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Are you ready to make a real and lasting difference?

Would you like to be part of a team committed to ensuring that our children and young people achieve their full potential?

Our home supports up to three young people of either gender between the age of 8 to 18 years of age.  The young people we support have challenging behaviours and emotional behavioural difficulties.  

Our Residential Support Workers are key members of our team.  This is an exciting opportunity to join our forward thinking children’s home that is at the forefront of children’s residential care.

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate will need to hold a full UK driving licence.

Our Residential Support Workers support with the following:

  • Supporting the young people in every day living including transporting to and from school placements
  • Being the young person’s advocate when they cannot do this for themselves
  • Working as a team and supporting colleagues and senior staff 
  • Ensuring administration is completed in line with statutory regulations
  • Assisting senior staff with the writing and maintaining of placement and risk management plans
  • Confident with managing behaviours that challenge
  • Liaising with external agencies and represent the home to a high standard.
  • Supervising family contact sessions
  • Encouraging educational engagement.

A Level 3 Residential Childcare qualification is desirable for this role.  The successful candidate will complete this within an agreed timeframe.

We use a rota system to ensure the young people in our home get the care they need.  This may include working some weekends and bank holidays.   A normal example would be a 15 hour shift including a sleep in.

An example shift pattern would be:

Monday 8.00am - 23.00pm plus sleep in

Tuesday 8.00am - 23.00pm plus sleep in

Finish at 9am Wednesday morning.

Your Benefits

  • Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Pension scheme
  • We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
  • Employee recognition scheme.

Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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